Chapter 48. How Internet Sites Can Invade Your Privacy

How Internet Sites Can Invade Your Privacy

Privacy issues are a big concern on the Net. Much information can be gathered about people when they use the Net, and it’s not always clear who will use that information or how it will be used. In particular, three technologies that concern people are cookies, web tracking, and web bugs. Cookies and web tracking both serve useful purposes, but many people worry that there is a “Big Brother” aspect to them. Web bugs, on the other hand, can be used for nefarious purposes. One technology, Internet passports, might enable people to ensure that their privacy isn’t invaded while still enabling ...

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